Clutter robs us of time, space and energy, so why not turn our clutter into opportunities. The association between Eco Organiser® and ReStore Habitat for Humanity goes back some eight years, promoting them as a place to donate quality items and shop, to the 6000+ that have attended or by donating a $1 from the sale of our book STUFF OFF.
After such a long association it was time to catch up with the Russell Croxford, ReStore Manager of Habitat for Humanity Victoria.
I started by asking what drives his team to do what they do and the benefits to society and our planet? Continue reading
With offices becoming smaller and cost per square metre increasing, holding onto clutter and stuff comes at a cost, not only to our quality of life and productivity it also comes at a cost to our planet. Continue reading
In our busy lives, who has time to waste looking for things we need and want?
Stand in your laundry and take a good look around then,
List 5 things in your laundry that save time and why Continue reading
$6623 is the total financial value of clutter respondents from a recent study, estimated is cluttering homes, this translates to $59 361 949 000 worth of clutter Australia wide.
Source: Core Data
What would you do with an extra $6623?
- Top up the mortgage, pay rent, save towards a deposit
- Pay off credit card bill, car payments
When we know what we have we are less likely to buy more of the same, thus saving money and reducing clutter. Sorting, organising and decluttering works like a stocktake it highlights what we have, need and use.
Six Top Tips to Declutter and Save Serious Money Continue reading
Boomerang Bags turns clutter into opportunities for others, to tackle plastic pollution.
With Australians discarding about 23 kilograms* of textiles into landfill each year – and two-thirds of those discards are man-made synthetic/plastic fibres that may never breakdown. Source Textile Beat
It is wonderful to see grassroots groups such as Boomerang Bags take the lead to tackle plastic pollution. Continue reading
Tired of organising sock drawers and want to turn your passion into business…YES YOU CAN!
I cannot tell you how many times I am asked “How did you become a professional organiser and can you make a living from it?” To be honest when I first opened the doors to my business, Eco Organiser® I didn’t know there was such a profession, like any new business it takes a lot of effort to grow your business.
Way back when, friends and family would say “oh it’s a hobby, not a real job” or “oh Tanya sorts out people’s sock drawers” let me tell you nothing could be further from the truth.
Professional Organisers Change Lives Continue reading
Looking for ways to celebrate Mothers Day in a sustainable fashion, without adding clutter? Let’s face it; we are enticed to purchase more stuff, but how many fluffy slippers, dressing gowns, new toasters and frying pans to make the perfect scrambled eggs does she really need? Do we really need to ramp up our consumption of ‘stuff’ just because it’s Mothers Day, to let her know that we love her? Let’s take a step back from that traditional Mothers Day gift list and rethink.
Put simply, if we have concerns about reducing clutter in our homes and reducing our carbon footprint and the impact of belongings on environment, perhaps our gifts could do with a change of philosophy. Continue reading
With the constant flow of new responsibilities and roles filtering into our workload, how are we to keep track of meeting notes, searching for files, and trying to stay up-to-date? In most cases it comes at a cost, a cost on our time, relationships and health.
I speak from experience, in my previous life I was consumed by my job, excelling in a male dominated industry, I identified myself though my career and I loved it. As the hours grew longer and workload increased, so did my clutter. Too busy focusing on my role and not on my health, I found out the true cost of clutter and disorganisation.
Clutter Isn’t Just Physical
My clutter was not physical clutter, it was the stuff I carried around in my head, massive to do list’s, plans and ideas, meetings, targets to meet and managing a sales team. Don’t get me wrong I loved it but my body was telling me a very different story.
How do we cope when we are pinged, tweeted, zoomed, facetimed trying to function on a diet of constant learning to keep up with new things, sifting through information, swapping quickly between tasks and multitasking? Generally speaking…not very well Continue reading
La Casa Nostra Deli is a family owned business winning the battle against the war on waste. Business owners Phil and Susan Tomasello are actively reducing single use packaging and encouraging their customers to refill, reuse and recycle within the La Casa Nostra community; overall rethinking waste and winning in more ways than one.
This multi-faceted deli and coffee shop has become known as a ‘zero waste’ one stop shop in Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula. The secret to their success comes from their passion to supply gourmet foods such as cheese, small-goods to their clients and an absolute passion for closing the loop. Continue reading
In our busy lives, who has time to waste looking for things? When we need to be heading out the door in the morning, we need an organised bathroom to shave, shower and get sorted.
Standing in your bathroom look around and list 5 things that save you valuable time
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